On-the-go Internet plans
HIT: Virgin Mobile accesses Sprint’s data network and gives you data access without a contract, Kiplinger’s said. Virgin’s Broadband2Go plan charges $35 a month for 2 gigabites of 3G data, or $55 for 5 gigs. The best part: if you’re in Sprint’s 4G service area (still limited in the Boston area, unfortunately), you get unlimited 4G.
MISS: Toast.net simply charges more for a similar product that also runs on Sprint’s network, Kiplinger’s said: $40 for 2 gigs of data per month or $60 for 4 gigs — without any chance for 4G service.